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Renay Scales, PhD, appointed associate dean for diversity and inclusion at College of Medicine

Renay Scales, PhD, will serve as the associate dean for diversity and inclusion at the College of Medicine beginning in late August. Scales will be moving to UK HealthCare from her current position as director of faculty development and associate professor of family medicine at the University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. […]

UK HealthCare earns “Most Improved” in American Hospital Association’s 2017 Most Wired survey

UK HealthCare was recognized as “Most Improved” in the HealthCare’s Most Wired survey conducted by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum. The annual survey is a leading industry barometer measuring information-technology use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The 2017 survey of 698 participants, representing an estimated 2,158 hospitals – more than 39 percent of all […]

Small acts of kindness can have great impact

Karissa Edwards, BSN, RN, pulmonary medicine, was recognized for thinking outside of her immediate role as a health care professional. A patient who was admitted to Chandler Hospital with lung, liver and bone cancer was craving something familiar on his first night of hospitalization: soup beans. After caring for the patient during her shift, Edwards […]

Saving an infant’s life, healing a mother’s heart

A 6-month-old arrived at the UK Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center weak and unable to nurse. When testing determined she had infant botulism, she was admitted to the Kentucky Children’s Hospital pediatric intensive care unit. During her 14-day hospital stay, the infant’s parents were grateful for the exceptional, compassionate care the whole family received. The […]